Mixtape Review – Death Grips, Exmilitary Mixtape

Death Grips’ Exmilitary Mixtape just came out and has more stripped down moments than previous peeks at the Zach Hill-backed, experimental hip hop project. Still, the production is impeccable and the experimental qualities persist. The usage of effects and samples create what many Zach Hill projects tend toward: a spastic, noisy, perpetually changing burst of … Continue reading

Mixtape Review – Stalley: Lincoln Way Nights (Intelligent Trunk Music)

Movement: it’s what compels listeners not only to indulge in the most complex, sometimes draining, prog-rock compositions (“you end up in a different place from where you started, man”), but also in the hard-hitting, 3 minute, hip-hop anthems, destined to narrate fleeting visions of storefronts and vague urban lights along a car ride.  This seems … Continue reading

Band Spotlight — Death Grips

Death Grips is strange. Just watch the video: a crazed looking man with a full beard and buzzed hair wearing a t-shirt yelling shit in front of a strobe light for four, five minutes. A crow pecks at the carcass of another bird and Grips is yelping shit that you cannot possibly understand. Yelp yelp … Continue reading

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